Conservation through Community

by Wildlife Act

 KwaZulu Natal  Environment  Education

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R 153,750
Funded to date
R 153,750

The project will enable the development of conservation ambassadors through strengthened community engagement in conservation activities and the formation of conservation clubs in communities living adjacent to uMkhuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Through education and the development of a better understanding of wildlife and the environment, this project will highlight and promote the interconnectivity between local communities and their supporting ecosystems, building ambassadors and conservation leaders that will be part of the solution for both environmental and social challenges. Through this, the chances of survival of endangered species will be improved and guidance provided to individuals looking to enter the green economy as an alternative.

South Africa has an incredibly rich natural heritage, with wildlife and the environment being a key economic driver in many regions through various sectors around the country. The health of our people, in particular those living in a more rural context, is inextricably linked to the health of our natural ecosystems. In South Africa, wilderness areas and wildlife are directly in contact with human communities and activities. All too often, communities that live around reserves are ostracized from conservation initiatives which leads to conflict rather than cooperation. This needs to be addressed to develop support and understanding in the communities living adjacent to some of our most critical protected areas, as well as expose them to opportunities within the sector. more

Project activity

Funded to date:

R 153,750

Funding goal: R 153,750
NGO: Wildlife Act
Start: 12th January 2018
End: 31st October 2019
Field agent: Mark Gerrard